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A farmer and a carpenter walk into Shelburne Farm and Garden. They get to know the owner, take stock of the inventory and records, do some deep...

EarthTalk: 21st century Age of Sail

5/15/22

Dear EarthTalk: Since when did cargo ships start using wind power (again)? Does this save us from a lot of carbon emissions? – Bill H. Elizabeth...

Each spring like clockwork, Eastern bluebirds magically return to nesting boxes alongside valley fields. These sightings and other signs of the...

Any relation between climate change and allergies?

4/25/22

Dear EarthTalk: Could climate change really be making my allergies worse? - L. Pulaski, New Bern, NCPollen may be an unfortunate contributor to...

 Dear EarthTalk: What kind of environmental toll is Russia’s war on Ukraine taking? — James P., Philadelphia, PARussia’s war on Ukraine is one of...

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part essay about American eels; the first was published on Saturday, April 9. Nehoumo is the Abenaki...

Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts exploring the migration of American eels. Part 2 will run Saturday, April 16.In the winter of 1600...

In 1982, Paul and Stacey Chapley started their garden center, Chapley Gardens in Deerfield. About 20 years ago, the couple attended a trade show...

EarthTalk: The lure about gravity energy storage

3/27/22

 Dear EarthTalk: What exactly is gravity energy storage and why are some environmentalists so bullish on it? — James McIntosh, New York, NYGravity...

Here’s a surprise: One of the biggest animal farms in western Massachusetts is in Turners Falls. Perhaps also a surprise: They raise fish.“Our...

EarthTalk: Plastic-eating microorganisms

2/21/22

Dear EarthTalk: Is there any truth to claims that we need not worry about plastic pollution because nature will evolve microorganisms to break it...

In early December of 2009, my colleagues and I had spent the day in a high tiny headwater stream in Great Basin National Park, Nevada, listening to...

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